Genesis 2:1

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus the heauens and the earth were finished, and all the hoste of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the heaven and the earth and all things in them were complete.
- Basic English Bible

And the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished.
- Darby Bible

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- Webster's Bible

The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array.
- World English Bible

And the heavens and the earth are completed, and all their host;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:1

2:1-3 We have here, (1.) The settlement of the kingdom of nature, in God's resting from the work of creation, #Ge 2:1|,2. Where observe, 1. That the creatures made both in heaven and earth, are the hosts or armies of them, which speaks them numerous, but marshalled, disciplined, and under command. God useth them as his hosts for the defence of his people, and the destruction of his enemies. 2. That the heavens and the earth are finished pieces, and so are all the creatures in them. So perfect is God's work that nothing can be added to it or taken from it, #Eccl 3:14|. 3. That after the end of the first six days, God ceased from all work of creation. He hath so ended his work, as that though in his providence he worketh hitherto, #John 5:17|. preserving and governing all the creatures, yet he doth not make any new species of creatures. 4. That the eternal God, tho' infinitely happy in himself, yet took a satisfaction in the work of his own hands. He did not rest as one weary, but as one well - pleased with the instances of his own goodness. (2.) The commencement of the kingdom of grace, in the sanctification of the sabbath day, #Ge 2:3|. He rested on that day, and took a complacency in his creatures, and then sanctified it, and appointed us on that day to rest and take a complacency in the Creator; and his rest is in the fourth commandment made a reason for ours after six days labour. Observe, 1. That the solemn observation of one day in seven as a day of holy rest, and holy work, is the indispensible duty of all those to whom God has revealed his holy sabbaths. 2. That sabbaths are as ancient as the world. 3. That the sabbath of the Lord is truly honourable, and we have reason to honour it; honour it for the sake of its antiquity, its great author, and the sanctification of the first sabbath by the holy God himself, and in obedience to him, by our first parents in innocency.

Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Jim
    In verse 2:21 we find the shedding of blood and adam put under for his bride, which is a picture of Jesus Christ shedding his blood and dying for his bride which is the church.
  • Jessi Chapman
    I believe when the Word referred to rib it was speaking of RNA. Man and woman become as one by combining chromosomes and a child is born as it says man will leave his parents to do. Also, Satan has many names as revelation says. Far as the Sabbath goes Hebrews tells us the Sabbath can be any day of the week once Christ was resurrected.
  • Agatha
    The Lord rested on the 7th day, he did not say He rested on the resurrection day.
  • Melissa knowles
    What is the devil's real name
  • Felicia
    Christine, when we begin our journey with the Lord we turn to ask many questions, but that is okay because we want to know all about God at a go which is not possible by no means. However as we continue steadily searching Him through scripture God reveals Himself and we get most of our questions answered by the Word of God and we become satisfied and friends of God and not angry with God.
  • Donna Cromb
    We use Sunday as God's holy day because that's the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead. The Jews and 7th Day Adventist church use Saturday as the Sabbath, God's holy day. Does it matter which day? I don't think so, my Lord and Savior arose Sunday from the dead, so I worship God that day. If others do it Saturday that's their way. Have u heard of a circumsized heart that makes days immaterial.

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